Nick Crouch of Surface DVD creates some very detailed renderings
For those that spend any time on custom truck pages or are generally a fan of cool automotive art, the handiwork of Nick Crouch of Surface DVD is most certainly on your radar. Having graced these pages many time before Nick is a major player in the rendering world with many of his creations going on to become SEMA projects and is a well-known source in the multimedia arena as well. Surface is known for producing top notch automobile art prints, Surface t-shirts, as well as video production, and having the Pretty Low brand of apparel. Part of Nick's signature is nailing the details; he makes sure everything he does stands out from the crowd. He also does what he can to help the scene by not charging an arm and a leg for the amount of work he puts into his renderings—sometimes 20 to 30 hours. To buy prints and apparel, his online shop is http://surfacenick.myshopify.com. He can be reached through email for a rendering at email@example.com, and follow him on Instagram @surfacenick. Or just gawk at some of his latest creations at http://www.surface-dvd.com.
Both of these projects have the same owner, Travis Bauman. The ’01 Dakota will have a PMA Motorsports-built tube chassis holding a 528 original Hemi from Ray Barton Racing, who built up an all motor 800hp monster which will be stopped by 16-inch Wilwood brakes. The exterior will feature a 1-piece sheet metal bumper, be full shaved with a contour line running the whole truck, and will be painted by Mykals Custom Auto and Paint. The interior will be a one off custom design from Sculpt Garage in solid deep red. The wheels will be 22x9 front and 22x12 rear Hot Rod by Boyd Crowbar with Pirelli P Zero tires.
Nicknamed CHECK M8, this ’11 Tahoe will have a Phat Phabs full chassis with a one-off suspension and be body dropped, have Canadian Chassis Components rod ends, Air Lift Performance setup and Viair compressors. LSX 376 B15 with twin mirror image Nelson Racing turbos pushing out 1200hp, with a built 4L80E stage 3 from Jakes Performance and a Moser 9-inch rear end. Sheet metal front and rear bumpers, shaved tailgate, with a fuel door relocated to the roof. Paint and graphics will be handled by Ike Ray. Interior by Sculpt Garage, again, with a color change to Salsa Red, and a setup from Powerbass with Silent Coat. Rounding out this built are 28x10, and 28x12 Intro Twisted five spoke Rally wheels with 295/25r28 front and 325/35r28 rear Pirelli P Zero tires.